Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Research article
24 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2017

Year-round records of bulk and size-segregated aerosol composition in central Antarctica (Concordia site) – Part 1: Fractionation of sea-salt particles

Michel Legrand, Susanne Preunkert, Eric Wolff, Rolf Weller, Bruno Jourdain, and Dietmar Wagenbach


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AR by Legrand Michel on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Sep 2017) by Jianzhong Ma
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (06 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Oct 2017) by Jianzhong Ma
Short summary
Multiple year-round records of bulk and size-segregated composition of sea-salt aerosol and acidic gases (HCl and HNO3) were obtained at inland Antarctica. Both acidic sulfur particles and nitric acid are involved in the observed sea-salt dechlorination in spring/summer. The observed sulfate to sodium mass ratio of sea-salt aerosol in winter (0.16 ± 0.05) suggests on average a similar contribution of sea-ice and open-ocean emissions to the sea-salt load over inland Antarctica at that season.
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